GM stopped taking orders for the subcompact Spark hatchback this week, making its two subcompact crossovers, the Chevy Trax and the more up-to-date Trailblazer, the least expensive vehicles in the automaker’s U.S. portfolio. While the Trax is technically cheaper than the Trailblazer, the subcompact crossover is currently not available to order in the entry-level LS trim, making the Trailblazer LS the least expensive GM model for the time being. GM will introduce an all-new, next-generation version of the Trax later this year.
Pricing for the Chevy Trailblazer LS starts at $22,995 including the mandatory destination and freight charge. The 2022 Trax LT is the second cheapest GM model right now at $24,395, followed by the 2022 Chevy Malibu LS at $24,495, the 2022 Buick Encore at $25,795 and the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV at $26,595.
This particular scenario obviously only relates to models that can be ordered, and not in-stock vehicles that are already on dealer lots. While GM has stopped processing new sold orders for the Chevy Spark, these vehicles can still be found on Chevy dealer lots for the time being. Production of the subcompact will end on August 31st at GM’s Changwon plant in South Korea as the plant continues to produce vehicles that have already been ordered by customers and dealers.
The discontinuation of the Chevy Spark means there will be one less vehicle in Chevy’s U.S. lineup that isn’t a truck, crossover, or SUV. The brand’s only passenger-car offerings in the U.S. going forward will be the Chevy Camaro, Corvette C8, and Malibu. The Malibu is expected to sail off into the sunset around 2024, while the Camaro may disappear following the 2023 model year.